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Dallas Burleson stepped up to the lectern and welcomed people joining Friendship Baptist Church of Christ Jesus for a Sunday service. She was accompanied onstage by her daughter, Stacie Burleson, to …
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DMNS-funded research sheds light on rare dinosaur discovery

Researchers have discovered the first new partial skull of a Parasaurolophus dinosaur in 97 years. This happened during a recent dig funded by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in …
Music teacher Aleaha Harkins and art teacher Pam Jackson, who both teach at Denver Green School Southeast Campus in Denver’s Virginia Vale neighborhood, pick up music instruments for student use during the 2020-2021 school year.

Providing the opportunity for every child to play a musical instrument

For years, students in the music program at the Denver Green School Southeast Campus in Denver’s Virginia Vale neighborhood had to share musical instruments because the school simply did not have …
“May the Forest Be With You” by Cyncie Winter is an acrylic in the Littleton Museum through Feb. 27.

Transcendental views of nature fill gallery

“Colorado Abstracted: Five Artists Capture the Transcendental Experiences of Nature” brings a welcome glow to the Littleton Museum through Feb. 27. We hope readers will be able to visit — wish …
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A Tyrannosaur named Sue

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era …

Sue Blosten’s small assemblage piece, “Heavy Heart,” created from concrete, wood and metal, is on display in Lakewood.
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Assemblage artists exhibit in Lakewood venue

Two Littleton artists have work exhibited in separate gallery spaces at 6851 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood (Pasternack’s). Sue Blosten’s small assemblage piece, “Heavy Heart,” created from …
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Stars rising in Lakewood talent show

One of the things so many have been yearning for during the last year is a sense of the familiar — the comfort of things that have been happening year after year and can be counted on to deliver …
Denver’s Blair Nelson and Idaho Springs’ Patrick Marlin met virtually in May and had their first in-person date in July after Marlin moved back from North Carolina. The two enjoy hiking and skiing together.

Couples find love amid pandemic whirlwind

On Oct. 21, Chuck Coughlin was visiting his wife’s grave in a Boulder cemetery when he noticed a woman visiting her husband’s grave. He saw her name — Marj O’Reilly — on the tombstone next …
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DJFF leans in to on-demand viewing

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t only changed the way film festivals screen their films for audiences, but the kinds of films they want to highlight. When getting the programming in place for the 25th …
Life reconstruction of the head of Parasaurolophus cyrtocristatus based on newly discovered remains.
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Museum reveals discovery of rare dinosaur remains

In 2017, Smithsonian Ecology Fellow Erin Spear, Ph.D., was part of a Denver Museum of Nature & Science team exploring rocks dating 73.5 to 77 million years old in northwestern New Mexico. She …

An up-close experience with iconic creatures such as werewolves are aplenty at Distortions Monster World, an immersive artainment experience at the Denver Pavilions on Denver’s 16th Street Mall.

For the love of monsters: Immersive artainment experience offered at Denver Pavilions

The world-renowned monster-makers at Greeley’s own Distortions Unlimited and the award-winning production team at Loveland-based Blazen Illuminations have teamed up to offer Denver an out-of-this …
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A new year begins Upon Closer Reflection

Of the many ways to describe the last near-year of pandemic living, one could certainly do much worse than the term still life. Not only have so many people’s lives been stilled by lockdown, but …
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The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …
Ada Florence Ashford, 95, is shown in her kitchen wearing the apron she put on first thing each morning in this 2004 photo by Kristina Loggia, part of the “Apron Chronicles” exhibit opening Jan. 23 at History Colorado.
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‘Apron Chronicles’ exhibit coming to end of journey

History Colorado at 1200 Broadway in Denver is a wonderful spot for family (or individual) visits on a winter — or actually, any — day. Exhibits take you back to the state’s years-ago history …
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In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …

This ceramic artwork by Arapahoe High School senior Ona Melvin will be displayed in the Littleton Public Schools 2021 Virtual District Art Show.
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K-12 student art exhibit will go online this year

Littleton Public Schools 2021 Virtual District Art Show will be shown virtually Jan. 19 to May 31. Students continue to create both inside and outside the classroom, according to teacher Anna …
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